Actor Iwai Kumesaburô II, Representing Komachi on the Gravepost (Sotoba), from the series Parodies of the Seven Komachi (Mitate Nana Komachi)

「見立七小町 そとわ」二代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
about late 1820s
Attributed to Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Forrer, Surimono (2013), #208

Dimensions

Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 19.2 x 12.7 cm (7 9/16 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

21.9318

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Six prints from the series of seven: 21.9315 to 21.9320. According to Forrer, made for the Katsushika Mimasuren.

Inscription

「極楽のうちなれはこそあしからめそとはいかてかくるしかるまじ」

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection